Canning with Splenda
Canning with Splenda: I know when cooking/baking you can substitute sugar with Splenda. Can that safely be done with canning? My extended family is diabetic and I would like to can some sugar free food for them.
Hi Jessica, I do know you can use splenda for a sugar substitute in canning but have not done so myself. I found the splenda website with information.
To make a sugar syrup for fruits. Combine and heat to dissolve.
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
Since sugar is actually optional in canning I'd try the syrup combination suggested... and then adjust it to your taste. Use this for any fruits that you want to can.
This page has several recipes for canning jam with splenda
I found one jelly recipe with splenda. Pomegranate Jelly
If anyone else has had good success and has tips for canning with splenda please post here too.
I'm not a big fan of sugar substitutes. You might look at these as well.
|I found some sure jel on amazon... the box in the image shows it is no sugar needed... but if you are diabetic... please read the ingredients list. I'm not an expert in diabetic issues!|
|I also found this ball pectin for low sugar. Again for my diabetic readers.... check the ingredients yourself!|